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April 8th, 2017

Sock, Isner and Co. at Houston; Dimitrov Heads Marrakech; ATP Previews

Interesting starts for (1) Sock against the Haas-Opelka winner, (6) Lopez vs. the former French juniors winner Fratangelo, (4) Johnson vs. the experienced dirt-baller and defending champ Monaco, (5) Verdasco vs. the big-serving South African Anderson, and (8) Bellucci vs. the emerging American Tiafoe

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 5th, 2017

Querrey Beats Confident Kyrgios, Then Nadal for ATP Acapulco Title

Querrey beat Kyrgios in the semifinals, then topped former No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6(6) in the Sunday final in Acapulco to become the first American champion in the tournament’s 25-year history to raise the trophy at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 4th, 2017

Nadal Continues To Dominate In Acapulco, Will Face Surprising Querrey In Final

Rafael Nadal seeks a first hard court title in over three years Saturday in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Acapulco | 32 Comments »

March 3rd, 2017

Kyrgios Knocks Djokovic Out Of Acapulco; Nadal v Cilic Friday

Novak Djokovic struggles continue.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 am in Acapulco | 8 Comments »

March 2nd, 2017

Djokovic Comes Back To Deny Del Potro, Kyrgios Next In Acapulco; Nadal Sharp So Far

The big match lived up to the billing.

Posted by Staff @ 9:23 am in Acapulco | 78 Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews

Holy cow, a rockin’ seeded field, and even more floaters…First round looks for (1) Djokovic after a long layoff vs. the dangerous Klizan (winner to likely meet Del Potro), (4) Thiem vs. the backboard Simon, (5) Goffin 2nd. rd. vs. the Edmund-Querrey winner, (8) Isner vs. his American compatriot Johnson, (3) Cilic vs. the unpredictable (WC) Dolgopolov, and (2) Nadal vs. the streaking older Zverev..

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Acapulco | 36 Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2017

4-Time Defending Champ Nishikori Abandons Memphis for ATP Buenos Aires; Previews

The 20th anniversary of the tournament sees Kei Nishikori collecting the appearance fee as the top seed instead of seeking a fifth consecutive title at Memphis…

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Cincinnati Men’s Draw Preview: Who’s Playing? Andy Murray? Rafael Nadal? Kei Nishikori?

Sean Randall previews the Cincinnati draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 am in Cincinnati | 11 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off

July 23rd, 2016

Toronto Preview: Lone Big 4 Entrant Novak Djokovic Returns As Heavy Favorite

Novak Djokovic is the only Top 4 player in Toronto, is he over whatever was bothering him in London?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:00 pm in Canadian Open | 107 Comments »

July 22nd, 2016

Isner, Monfils, Sock, Querrey Lead 7 Of Top 8 Seeds Into Washington QFs

Four American seeded men are into the Washington QFs.

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 am in Washington | 4 Comments »

July 20th, 2016

Dimitrov, Bouchard, Defending Champ Stephens Fall In D.C.; Fritz v Zverev Today; Venus In Stanford

Teens Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz collide this afternoon in steamy Washington D.C.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 4 Comments »